The present review is aimed to compare two AV receivers - Denon AVR-X3500H vs Onkyo TX-SR353 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema and music lovers.
A significant difference between the receivers in the number of channels, Denon AVR-X3500H has 7.2 versus 5.1 for Onkyo TX-SR353. Regarding power, then AVR-X3500H has such a W/Ohm ratio - 105/8, 135/6 when TX-SR353 has a power of 140/6. The THD is 0.05% for the AVR-X3500H but 0.08% for the TX-SR353.
Characteristics of digital to analog converter (DAC) are different, AKM 192 KHz/32-bit for AVR-X3500H and 192 KHz/24-bit for the TX-SR353. Only the AVR-X3500H supports Bi-amping feature. The Denon AVR-X3500H can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the AVR-X3500H supports Spotify. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode is implemented in each of the devices. The AVR-X3500H can scale the input HDMI signal, unlike the TX-SR353. Dolby Vision technology found support only on the AVR-X3500H.
The Denon AVR-X3500H has 8/3 HDMI inputs/outputs versus 4/1 HDMI connectors of the Onkyo TX-SR353. The HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC) feature supports both devices. Unfortunately, HDMI eARC is not available on monitored devices. The Consumer Electronics Control (CEC) feature is present in most modern AV receivers and the models in our comparison are no exception. Both models support the standard HDCP 2.2. The AVR-X3500H has a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. An ECO mode is only available for the AVR-X3500H. The setup assistant will help you configure Denon AVR-X3500H.
Only the AVR-X3500H has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the AVR-X3500H.